Larry Thomsen Obituary

Larry W. Thomsen
Larry Thomsen
Larry W. Thomsen

June 4, 1951 - November 12, 2010
Born in Chadron, NE
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Larry Wayne Thomsen, 59, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 12, 2010 at Kavanagh House Hospice. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 17 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5625 Franklin Ave., Des Moines. A luncheon will follow the services. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel 6337 Hickman Rd., Des Moines. Following cremation, his final resting place will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Elmdale, IN.

Larry was born June 4, 1951 in Chadron, NE. He worked at Bookey Packing Co. for 10 years. After receiving a degree in Respiratory Therapy, he ran the Pulmonary Function Lab at Methodist Medical Center for 20 years.

Larry loved his family and enjoyed fishing, camping, collecting and had many varied interests and hobbies. He married Jill Dazey, his loving wife of 33 years, on July 30, 1977. Together they raised their three children: daughter Mary and sons John and Sam in the Christian faith.

Larry is survived by his wife Jillinda Lee Thomsen and children Mary Mae Thomsen, John Michael Thomsen and Samuel William Thomsen all of Des Moines; father Arthur Christian Thomsen and step-mother Cathy Thomsen both of Alliance, NE; mother Zoe Blackford, half-sister Donna Martin, brother-in-law Larry Richards, sister-in-law Joan Dazey, and mother-in-law Joyce Dazey all of Indianola, IA., half-sisters Karen Vera of Sidney, NE and Sonya Reed of Delaware, OH.

He was preceded in death by his half-sister Doris Richards, father-in-law William H. Dazey and special grandparents Harry and Jo Thomsen.

Memorial contributions will be accepted to help defer medical expenses.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
5625 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10:00 AM
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